Editor’s Note: Family and professional caregivers can connect at Discovery 2017. Register today. From a family caregiver to a professional caregiver By Cary Ulrich Understand…that I was totally exhausted when I came to you. Understand…that I know I waited past the time my loved one should have been moved. Understand…that I didn’t want to make […]

By Congressman Adam Smith Editors Note: Register for Advocacy Forum today and join more than 1,000 advocates in Washington, D.C. to advocate for research, and care and support services March 27-29.  Memory is an essential element to our everyday lives, one which we often take for granted. Rudimentary processes of consuming, storing, and retrieving information […]

By Shane Larson If you are a working professional who is tasked with the responsibilities of assisting an elderly parent who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may have to make some financial decisions for them.  If this is the case, having a plan is going to be your saving grace to make sure they […]

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Representative Norm Johnson at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Join the association in Olympia Feb. 9 for 2017 Advocacy Day. Alzheimer’s is the third leading age-adjusted cause of death in the state of Washington. While the death rates for cancer, stroke, and […]

By Alexander Sokoll https://soundcloud.com/user-236958175/support-across-the-states/s-0cXGC Bobbi and Chuck were preparing for retirement before Chuck was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. When they couldn’t find the support they needed in their community, they turned to ALZ Connected, interacting with those affected by Alzheimer’s across the country and inspiring thousands. Visit alzconnected.org to learn, connect and act.

Editor’s note: You can join Karen and hundreds of advocates across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Register today for Advocacy Day 2017. By Karen Johnson Marez When I volunteered for and walked at the South Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, I wore a special hat adorned with a photo of my mother. I wanted her […]

By Kelly Zwicker Every individual who experiences Alzheimer’s has a unique story. Shantel Thilman has used her experience as a young caregiver and her passion for living a healthy lifestyle to join the fight against Alzheimer’s.   A self-starter and globetrotter, Shantel’s active lifestyle has lead her to become an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her […]